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Sam and Jess (Patterson, C’09) Bell founded Kaleva Yachting Services in 2009 to service yachts visiting Vanuatu, an island nation northeast of Australia. They couldn’t have imagined, at the time, that the luxury boats their business depends on would one day double as lifesaving vessels, but that’s exactly what’s happened in the wake of Cyclone Pam, which hit Vanuatu with devastating force in... Read More

From teaching math during the day and tutoring in the evenings to coaching football in the fall and tennis in the spring to teaching Sunday School on the weekends, there’s little that Jim Moser (C'04) hasn’t done to support his community. After graduating from the College, Moser put his double major in physics and math to use in a variety of ways. He was a substitute teacher in a public school... Read More

“Principia is a small community with a big wingspan,” comments Stephanie Little (C’03), who majored in environmental studies. “Principia gave me a global understanding that inspired me to make this world a better place,” she continues. “I credit my biology professors, Coach Lee Ellis, and my house mom Treanna Clinton for providing a whole man education and preparing me with life skills,... Read More

Last month’s professional networking event held in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center in Los Angeles received a robust response from alumni and friends of Principia. Two hundred people participated, and 32 companies spanning 18 different industries were represented. Breakout sessions were well attended and ranged from interviewing tips to spiritual perspectives on the job search... Read More

At age 10, Heritier Diakabana left his native country of Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo), with his mother and five siblings, to join his father in the United States. In 1999, his parents enrolled him in Principia Upper School. After graduating in 2002, Diakabana joined the U.S. Army. He served as a gunner for his platoon’s sergeant, riding in the hatch of a Humvee during... Read More